The Darwin and District ODI 2020 will bring cricket back to the shores of Australia as the Coronavirus pandemic has halted sport all over the world for around 3 months. The tournament will be A grade-cricket limited-overs tournament. The tournament will begin on 13 June 2020 and will feature 45 matches till 19 September 2020. The competition is an important fixture in the Australian domestic calendar. It featured the likes of David Warner and Steve Smith last year as they were away from international cricket due to their bans.
Three matches will be played everyday and a seventh team will get a bye. A round-robin system will be implemented and the top four teams in the points table will contest in the semi-finals on 12 September, a week before the Final. The Darwin and District ODI series will see seven teams, namely Southern Districts, Waratah, PINT, Tracy Village, Nightcliff, Palmerston and Darwin, fighting it out over a period of three months. The venues used for the competition are Gardens Oval, Tracy Village Oval, Cazalys Oval, Fred’s Pass, Kahlin Oval, Marrara (MCG 1) and Nightcliff Oval.